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Harold L D. Patient Expert

Fredericton, Maine
I am the father of two boys one of whom is 12 diagnosed with Autistic Disorder and assessed with profound developmental delays.
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"Professor" John Elder Robison's Limited Understanding of Autism and Autism Research by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum John Elder Robison is a former "free ranging "Aspie", a successful businessman, writer and now apparently a professor as indicated in the MIT Technology Review article ... Read on »
SUDEP The Global Conversation Combating The Myth That Seizures Do Not Kill by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Many with autism disorders also suffer from epileptic seizures and should be aware of the risk of SUDEP, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.  The following is a News ... Read on »
So Called Autism Brain Study Excluded 50% of the Autism Spectrum, Those With Intellectual... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The picture above, credit (or discredit) to Carnegie Mellon University,  is from a Science Daily review article   Brain representations of social thoughts accurate ... Read on »
Dear Elected Representatives: New Brunswick Needs Adult Autism Residential Care and Treatment by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Dear Hon. Premier Gallant, Deputy Premier Horsman,Speaker Collins,  Ministers, Party Leaders and Government Advisers: Re New Brunswick's Lack of Adult Autism Ca ... Read on »
Joy of Conor 2014 by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I will not pretend, I will never pretend, that autism is just a different way of thinking.  Heather and I love our son too much to lie to the world about the nature of his a ... Read on »
DSM5 ASD Criterion D: No Clinically Signifcant Impairment in Current Functioning = No Autism by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The DSM5 is certainly open to criticism; particularly in its combining of the pervasive developmental disorders into one Autism Spectrum Disorder ignoring the very l ... Read on »
The Seinfeld-Descartes Autism Diagnostic Tool: "I think I am Autistic therefore I am Autistic" by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Seinfeld-Descartes Autism Diagnostic Tool: I Think I Am Autistic Therefore I Am Autistic Many, especially many with very, very high functioning autism diagnoses h ... Read on »
My Son With Autism Disorder And Jerry Seinfeld Have Nothing In Common; Not Even An Autism Disorder... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum (Grainy) Composite Photo 0f Jerry Seinfeld by Harold L Doherty, Moncton Coliseum,  February 2012, 2 Years Before His Revelation That He "Might" Be "On "The Autism Spec ... Read on »
New Jersey Dad: "Reality Of Autism Is Often Very Grim" by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I chose the name of my email account "AutismRealityNB@gmail.com" because, from my perspective, the harsh realities of autism disorders are usually ignored or worse,  i ... Read on »
SUDEP Awareness Day and Autism Disorders by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A much higher percentage of people with autism spectrum disorders suffer from epileptic seizures than among persons in the general population.   At the severe end of ... Read on »
Canada's Autism Awareness Month? Not Much Awareness Going On ... Once Again by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum October, for what its worth, is Autism Awareness Month in Canada.   You will probably see performances by persons with Asperger's or high functioning Autism.  There ... Read on »
Severe Autism Reality: Conor is Back from Dental Surgery AND Post Surgery Medications by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum After last Friday's dental surgery , followed by nearly a week of 4x a day anti-biotics, and the occasional pain killer to deal with swelling and pain, (in addition to his ... Read on »
Severe Autism Reality: Wisdom Teeth Extraction At the Hospital by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Conor and Mom had some fun with a couple of selfie shots above while waiting for further processing at the Oromocto Hospital today.  In the car picture below Conor ... Read on »
Dear Premier Elect Gallant: Please Develop the Adult Autism Care System NB Has Needed for So Long by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum September 25, 2014 Premier  Elect Brian Gallant Province of New Brunswick Dear Mr. Gallant  "We need an enhanced group home system throughout the province ... Read on »
I Am Hoping for NDP Voices in the NB Legislature to Help Families Advocate for An Adult Autism... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The picture above is from Conor's 2nd Birthday on February 2,  1998.  The next day we received his autism disorder diagnosis, described initially as Pervasive Developmen ... Read on »
Today I Voted For My Autistic Son's Future; Today I Voted NDP by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Conor 18 1/2 with severe autism disorder, profound developmental delay, seizures, sensory issues and self aggressive behavior.  Few, if any group home staff would be a ... Read on »
Autism and the Liberal Party 2014 Election Platform: Nothing on Autism - No Adult Autism Care... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Liberal platform is published and there are no commitments to address autism issues, no mention of autism disorders.  In particular there is no mention of any in ... Read on »
Autism and the PC Election 2014 Platform: No Adult Autism Care, More Harmful Forced Classroom... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The PC Plan for New Brunswick does not include any provisions that will help severely autistic students or adults, the same people who have been harmed by PC policies ... Read on »